Blizzard has announced that StarCraft is getting an overhaul in the form of StarCraft Remastered. The game is an overhaul of the original that launched in 1998 along with its expansion, StarCraft: Brood War.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment said in a statement
StarCraft is a pure distillation of Blizzard’s DNA—its story, its balance, and all the little details reflect our long-running commitment to epic entertainment, and it’s been a staple in competitive gaming and esports for almost 20 years. With StarCraft: Remastered, we’re modernizing the original game’s visuals, audio, and online support to ensure that players can enjoy StarCraft for another 20 years and beyond.
In preparation for the launch of StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard will be updating StarCraft: Brood War later this week to version 1.18. The update brings fixes and improvements, the ability to rebind keys, an observer mode and compatibility updates for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10.
Once the update is live, StarCraft Anthology, which includes the original game and the Brood War expansion, will be free to download and play. The HD Remastered version of StarCraft will be available as a paid upgrade.
The Remaster includes:
- Remastered Graphics
- Revised Dialogue and Audio
- Blizzard Friends and Matchmaking
- Classic StarCraft Gameplay
— StarCraft (@StarCraft) March 26, 2017